We’re Here For The Right Reasons: “The Bachelor” Recap, Episode 4

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First of all, I’d like to start off by giving a shout out to Catherine and Sean who finally tied the knot yesterday. I celebrated the wedding with wedding cake cupcakes and pink champagne with my family—so I was basically there. Along with Andy Dick.

But anyways, back to Juan Pablo world! This week we finally leave the mansion and get our travel on! These girls seem as excited as they should be for a free trip to Seoul, complete with the coolest, coolest hotel suite I have ever seen. I so wish I could be on The Bachelor purely for the travel aspect. These women will most likely never be able to travel like this again! But I digress.

This week’s group date just screams Juan Pablo. They work with a KPop group 2NE1, who Juan Pabs states is just as big as the Spice Girls. So that was a pretty timely reference that I both enjoyed and related to. After learning the dance, they got to dress up in these insane outfits, and actually perform with this group to a huge audience.

I don’t know about y’all—but this would definitely be my nightmare. I think I’d rather bungee jump 50 times over than perform a dance I just learned in front of thousands of people. Especially with girls like Kat and Cassandra who are legit professional dancers showing off and being obnoxious. It’s just not my idea of fun. Also, why does Juan Pabs continue to make all the girls sweat their faces off on these dates? Whatever, they all pull it off, it actually looks like a blast, and luckily he doesn’t give the rose to Kat. I’m over Kat.

Sharleen gets the first solo date because Juan Pablo knows she likes to travel. It was like he thought this date out for her 3 weeks ago when he gave her the first impression rose.

Here is what I like about Sharleen: she has a mind of her own. She’s literally the only one to admit she doesn’t know if Juan Pablo is the man for her. Isn’t this what every single woman on this show should be thinking? The point of dating is to decide if someone is right for you, not to go into every relationship thinking you will be together forever. That’s how these women end up weeping after 3 dates with someone.

What I also like about Sharleen is she seems the most genuine. She’s just having a great date, trying to teach him English words in a Korean teahouse. Aside from her singing him opera in an empty court yard (which I guess is great if you’re into that kind of thing), I am pretty sure this is how my date with Juan Pablo would go. Only our kisses wouldn’t be so weird and fish like.

Most importantly, even though she was honest and told him she never saw children in her future—Juan Pablo is smart enough, and understands that she wouldn’t be here, taking time off work, if she wasn’t finally ready for a family and for kids. They seem to just get each other. It’s weird. Super weird. But I am all about it this week.

I don’t have much to say about the second group date this week. Blah, blah, Karaoke, blah, blah, fish pedicures. Although I did find it interesting that he chose this date, very randomly, to not kiss any of the girls. Even girls he had already kissed. Not sure what this was all about, but it sure made me feel real bad for Lauren S. But then he kissed Clare. CLARE? Points down for you, Juan Pablo.

In the end, I’m glad he got rid of that very annoying blond first grade teacher, Elise. But I am quite sad he got rid of Lauren S—she was definitely my front runner from the beginning and I just moved down a few pegs in my Fantasy bracket. But, just goes to show you even gorgeous music composers sometimes don’t get the man if it ain’t right.

Next stop, Vietnam and more drama, y’all! I just can’t wait.

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